Alathea Album: What Light Is All About Track: Runaway Heart
Runaway Heart Lyrics
Sin is creepin' like a snake in her direction It's the little things he says that carry her far away Now she aches for a friend that's familiar Her feet hurt cause they walked her into this place But most of the time, she feels nothing inside
CHORUS: She is my runaway heart, and we're both lonesome for home It didn't happen all at once But the wandering took me real slow Real slow
She's not quite sure where her next meal will come from She scrambles and she scrapes, and what is not hers she takes Living just to survive is killing her inside
So she's a missing person who wants to be caught Life on her own is not like she thought If you left the 99 She wouldn't be hard to find So rescue this runaway
About this Song: I think that most of us who grew up in church have no trouble seeing the splinters in everyone else's eyes, but we don't know what to do with the log in our own, or even how it got there. This song is not about forsaking God in a single, big mistake, but about the series of small decisions, like choosing not to love our brother, that lead us away from the heart of God. Compassion comes when we realize that our wandering hearts are all the same, and they all need to find their way home.